About Us

Mission & Vision

Mission: To provide pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experience, and impactful relationships. 

Vision: We envision a future when all youth finish high school equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills required to achieve career success and a lifetime of economic self-sufficiency.


Genesys Works was founded in 2002 by Rafael Alvarez, a former corporate strategist for Compaq Computer in Houston. Starting with only 10 students and one corporate partner, Genesys Works has grown to become a national organization serving nearly 3,000 students annually.

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Genesys Works is a national organization serving low-income students in Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington’s National Capital Region.

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